Definition of Benefit and Disbenefit

Definition Last Updated 17-Dec-2015 12:51

A benefit (disbenefit) is a change in state such that the outcome has greater (lesser) value than the initial state, where improvement (deterioration) is determined by reference to a standard that defines improvement (deterioration), i.e. by the application of rules employing particular criteria.

A benefit (disbenefit) may be an increase in something desirable (undesirable) or a decrease in something undesirable (desirable); if more than one condition applies, there are multiple benefits (disbenefits).

Scope

Benefit and Disbenefit are defined terms of Enterprise Architecture. Benefit and Disbenefit are defined terms of Business Analysis.

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